Oreck Commercial ORB550MC Orbiter Floor Machine is commercial grade multi-purpose floor machine used for cleaning and maintaining all kinds of floor surfaces. Unit has orbital drive which oscillates the cleaning brush or pad to clean, polish, sand, scrub, wax etc. various floors like wood, vinyl, tile, carpets, brick, marble ...
Updated: September 25, 2017.
Oreck Commercial ORB550MC Orbiter Floor Machine is equipped with 50 feet (~15.3 m) long power cord and 5.4 Amps (0.75 horsepower) motor. Power cord doesn't have automatic rewind mechanism, but it is easily stored on board manually. 50 feet long power cord enables one to cover really large area without changing mains outlet.
5.4 Amps motor enables orbital drive to oscillate cleaning pad or brush up to 175 RPM without twisting, marking or gouging.
Unit is not the lightest cleaning device, but when compared with units of similar size, strength and quality, weight of 24 pounds (~11 kg) is acceptable.
Oreck ORB550MC uses 12" (30.5cm) diameter pads and brushes, but due to oscillations it has 13" (34 cm) wide cleaning path.
ORB550MC is suitable for use with various accessories including brushes, pads, bonnets, shampoos, and cleaning solutions.
Note: unit is sold separately - it comes with no brushes or any other cleaning/sanding pad/disc or wax/shampoo/cleaning solution.
Most popular Oreck cleaning orbital pads are:
- Oreck Commercial 437054 Lambs Wool Bonnet Orbiter Pad - can be used on all flat, smooth floors like wood (coated and uncoated), vinyl, linoleum, laminate, etc. This is a polisher pad designed to bring out the floor's natural high gloss.
- Oreck Commercial 437.056 Cleaning Orbiter Pad - green color, moderately aggressive polishing pad. Avoid use on wooden floors (it can remove polish). For concrete and similar hard floors.
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Since Oreck Commercial ORB550MC Orbiter Floor Machine comes with no cleaning pads/brushes/shampoos, many people choose Oreck Orbiter Complete Clean Value Kit with their ORB550MC units.
Oreck Orbiter Complete Clean Value Kit is designed for carpets, tiles and wood floors and it contains one terry cloth bonnet, one black carpet brush, one orange scrub brush, one 4-pound dry carpet cleaner, one Wood Floor Cleaner, one Soil Release Pre-Spray and one Ceramic, Porcelain and Grout Floor Cleaner.
Of course, there are other kits available, optimized for various surfaces and various debris.
Oreck Commercial ORB550MC is strong and sturdy machine which comes with 5 year warranty for motor and 1 year overall warranty. It is easy to use, even by unskilled personnel - although relatively heavy, it 'glides' over surface and can cover large area rather quickly, depending on the type of job it is performing.
However machine good is, one must be extremely careful when choosing cleaning pads, brushes, cleaning agents etc. since wrong pad, brush or cleaner can damage sensitive surfaces within seconds.
So, if you are unfamiliar with this type of cleaner, be sure to carefully read the manual of the cleaner and check if you have right cleaning pad/brush/shampoo for the floor surface you have (at home or office or ...).
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